such_heights: amy and rory looking at a pile of post (mcu: darcy)
Post a rec for at least three fanworks that you did not create.

Here are some things I've enjoyed recently!

Fic:

Five times the Paternoster gang had to call the Doctor (Doctor Who, Jenny/Vastra, Strax, Eleven, spoilers for 7x06) by [livejournal.com profile] gnimaerd
Five incidents which required the Doctor’s intervention; in which the Doctor is somebody’s best man and sort of a nanny, Jenny discovers Harry Potter and Strax does not like when his mothers comrades are fighting.

Completely adorable, with some lovely guest appearances.

cup of kindness (Avengers, Bruce/Tony/Pepper) by [personal profile] thingswithwings

It's NYE, and superhero adorableness ensues. I love the supporting cast of characters here, and it's all extremely heartwarming, with lots of lovely character moments including Tony stressing out by actually caring about whether people have a good time or not. *_*

#TeamJanet (Avengers, Darcy/Janet) by [personal profile] aria

... it's NYE, and superhero adorableness ensues again! :D :D :D I confess to knowing next to nothing about Janet van Dyne, but reading this story reallyyyy makes me want to fix that, because she seems wonderful. Darcy's POV here is hilarious and very sweet.

Vids:

One Mississippi (Doctor Who, ensemble) by [personal profile] kaydeefalls

I love DW vids that span the entirety of the New Who era, and this does a particularly wonderful job of pulling all kinds of visual and emotional parallels between the different parts of this one great story.

Red Football (Merlin, Gwen, Morgana, others) by [personal profile] sophinisba

In which the women of Merlin fight back against their narratives. Very satisfying!
such_heights: amy and rory looking at a pile of post (m: gwen beautiful smile)
Yay! Oh man my Remixer did such a fabulous job of spinning out a story of mine that is basically just a sex scene into a brilliant character study:

Making Safe (Trust [lay down your burdens] Remix) (6442 words) by Anonymous
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Merlin (TV)
Rating: Explicit
Warning: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Guinevere/Arthur Pendragon
Characters: Guinevere (Merlin), Merlin (Merlin), Arthur Pendragon, Gwaine (Merlin), Leon (Merlin), Percival, Elyan (Merlin)
Summary: For Guinevere, it's a surprisingly long road to becoming the Queen and person she wants to be - and marrying Arthur is only the start.

I love it a lot! GWENNNN! <3333

The full Remix archive is here. Authors are anonymous for the next week and I have one story in there. If you can guess which one is mine, there's a ficlet in it for you! It's a fandom I've written in before, and I think there are some of my tells in it. Comments screened.
such_heights: amy and rory looking at a pile of post (tw: ianto)
Always a joy. :D Here are some of my stories people have recorded lately.

+ [livejournal.com profile] kalakirya recorded Just Save The First Edition For Me (Good Omens, Aziraphale/Crowley)

+ [personal profile] adistantsun recorded Still We Wait (Harry Potter, Lily)

+ [personal profile] sophinisba recorded Rebirth (Merlin/Torchwood, ensemble)

♥!

fic recs

Nov. 28th, 2011 07:01 pm
such_heights: amy and rory looking at a pile of post (m: gwen/morgana [*cling*])
Two wonderful episode coda fix-it fics. My heart needed both of these.

And I am done with my graceless heart (5312 words) by favicondollsome
Fandom: Merlin (TV)
Rating: General Audiences
Warning: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Gwen/Morgana
Characters: Gwen, Morgana
Summary: It’s always darkest before the dawn. (Or, Gwen and Morgana reunite at long last. Set post-4x09.)

Spring Cleaning (9991 words) by faviconMerryArwen
Fandom: Doctor Who (2005)
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warning: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: The Doctor (Doctor Who), Amy Pond, Donna Noble, Original Female Character
Summary: In which a Doctor of the future (or at least, the Doctor's future) and Donna Noble's granddaughter save someone who needed saving.
such_heights: amy and rory looking at a pile of post (m: gwen/morgana [silk])
Remix is live, hurray! There are two very different and very awesome remixes for me, both Gwen/Morgana:

Experiments in Love (Magic Is Not a Science Remix) (1333 words) by Anonymous
Fandom: Merlin (TV)
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warning: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Gwen/Morgana
Characters: Gwen (Merlin), Morgana
Summary: Morgana's attempts at magic are more often misses than hits. Gwen is long-suffering, except when it's not really suffering.

Based on Magical Misfire.

Modern AU with tentacles, whee! I was fond of the original ficlet, and this is a very entertaining expansion on the idea of Morgana messing around with spells and getting them horribly wrong - and sometimes, very right. :D

The Marketplace of Dreams (Waters and the Wild Overdub) (1002 words) by Anonymous
Fandom: Merlin (TV)
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warning: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Gwen/Morgana
Characters: Gwen (Merlin), Morgana
Summary: One woman walks, away and alone, and leaves dreams behind her.

Based on Remember Me As A Time Of Day.

This is one of those really cool remixes that takes a story written quite early in canon and reworks it so it's canon compliant with things that come later. This is beautifully written, and makes me go oh, Morgana!
such_heights: amy and rory looking at a pile of post (m: katie/angel [hugs!])
+ [livejournal.com profile] calapine has an awesome picspam tribute to the one and only Brigadier Alistair Lethbridge-Stewart after Nicholas Courtney passed away this week.

+ [personal profile] thuviaptarth is hosting a vidders love meme. (My thread.)

+ [livejournal.com profile] ignipes has a picture of a monkey hugging a kitten.

+ [personal profile] emei wrote Angels for the Snow Queen (Merlin, Gwen/Morgana), a gorgeous modern!AU snippet with frolicking and kisses and adorableness.

+ ♥
such_heights: amy and rory looking at a pile of post (trek: sulu)
Still taking questions for the fifteen characters in wacky situations meme!

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Recs! These both fall into the category of 'write what you know', which is an AWESOME category of fic that I really love, yet feel strangely self-conscious about trying myself. But here's how to do it!

A New Low by [livejournal.com profile] rosemaryandrue (Merlin, Arthur/Merlin, Gwen/Morgana)
Written for this prompt at kinkme_merlin, which asked for diabetic!Merlin stuck in a lift with Arthur. It grew from there.

Given what's been going on with me the past couple of weeks, this was JUST what the doctor ordered! It's a delightful modern AU with great characters, a ton of geek references and a very sweet developing relationship.

Heel Turn by [personal profile] brownbetty (Star Trek Reboot, Kirk, Sulu, ensemble)
Eventually, they discover it's all McCoy's fault. "What!" he protests. "He came to me with his hand sliced open from that damn pig-sticker of his, and I told him to find a hobby with fewer monomolecular edges! It's sound medical advice!"

OH MAN, I miss the tone of this fandom so much, and this totally delivers. SULU! *draws all the hearts* But everyone gets to be awesome in this.

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I was reading the above whilst chatting to [personal profile] avendya, and then we got onto the topic of what hobbies other characters might enjoy:

oh god why did I just bookmark Sulu knitting fanfic )
such_heights: amy and rory looking at a pile of post (m: gwen beautiful smile)
"This is my home and you are a guest in it! I know you are used to more luxurious quarters but that is not an excuse to be so rude! You claim titles don't matter to you but you behave like a prince and expect me to wait on you like a servant! Saying it means nothing if your actions betray you! Would it kill you to say 'Please' and 'Thank you' once in a while? ... My Lord."

'Is there anything else you'd like to add?' 'No, I think that's it.' )

Rec: Make Something Good by [livejournal.com profile] sweetestdrain (Gwen/Merlin/Arthur)
The course stays true
such_heights: amy and rory looking at a pile of post (film: zhuge liang)
+ Josh Groban performs the tweets of Kanye West. AMAZINGNESS ENSUES. )

[personal profile] glass_icarus: 48 CDs brb dying
[personal profile] glass_icarus: I WOULD BUY ALL OF THOSE
[personal profile] glass_icarus: WITH REAL CASH
[personal profile] such_heights: HAHAHAHA SRSLY.

+ [community profile] festivids is submitted LIKE A BOSS. \o/ Of course now I am dreadfully anxious that it's horrible and everyone who watches it will hate it but, um. That will pass! And omg vidsplosion on the 22nd I am excited.

+ LJ-related tip: if you mod an inactive community, you might want to think about putting it on moderating posting. Brought to you after having to delete 40 pornbot spam entries from [livejournal.com profile] tardis_gen this afternoon. D:

Recs!

+ A Cup O' Kindness (Or, Five Men That Elena Turned Down, And The One Girl She Didn't) by [personal profile] fly_to_dawn (Merlin, Elena/various)

Elena fic! And every character who appears in this is lovely.

+ Now That You Mention It by [personal profile] telesilla (SGA, John/Rodney)

NNG. Awesomely done first time kink fic with great characterisation.

+ No Turning Back by [livejournal.com profile] misswinterhill (Merlin, Elyan/Gwaine)

Elyan/Gwaine! eee! They are so perfect together in this. [livejournal.com profile] misswinterhill always does a fabulous job of creating emotional dynamics between characters that run the gamut from snarky to heartfelt in two lines, and this is a gorgeous example.

+ ride until we fall by [archiveofourown.org profile] handyhunter (Red Cliff, Sûn Shàngxiâng)

Sûn Shàngxiâng! This is a fantastic exploration of her character and her position post-film, and her interactions with everyone else are wonderful, especially Zhûgě Liàng. ♥!

+ eta: Oh, and I have tickets to go see David Tennant and Catherine Tate in Much Ado About Nothing in London in the summer. TODAY IS A GOOD DAY.
such_heights: amy and rory looking at a pile of post (wc: diana flirty)
Over at [livejournal.com profile] taffimai's place we are showering the whoniverse characters with love, it is delightful! I am capslocking excessively. \o/

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Yuletide recs! I am trying to read widely this year, so hopefully I can do a few themed rec sets. This first set consists of four great crossover/fusion stories about women being awesome and frequently making out with each other.

Lieutenant Bennet's Visit (3172 words) by Anonymous
Fandom: Temeraire - Naomi Novik, Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warning: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Elizabeth Bennet, Jane Bennet, Darcy
Summary: Elizabeth’s reality is far different from her sisters’.

Obviously Lizzy Bennet is secretly in the Dragon Corps. It all makes sense now! This is a fantastic blending of the worlds and makes me want more.

Fools Rush In (Angels Fear to Tread) (1486 words) by Anonymous
Fandom: Mary Poppins (1964), Tipping the Velvet - Sarah Waters
Rating: General Audiences
Warning: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Mary Poppins/Kitty Butler
Characters: Mary Poppins, Kitty Butler, Walter Bliss
Summary: When the wind changes, Mary Poppins accepts a job as a nanny and housekeeper for famous masher Kitty Butler, and loses her heart.

I'm so charmed by the idea of this, and the execution entirely delivers. It's also a fascinating glimpse into the world through Mary's eyes.

Guest Star (2415 words) by Anonymous
Fandom: Merlin (BBC) RPF, Doctor Who RPF
Rating: Explicit
Warning: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Katie McGrath/Karen Gillan
Characters: Karen Gillan, Katie McGrath

There are some grammatical issues with this story but who cares, it's a story about Katie McGrath guest starring on Doctor Who and hooking up with Karen Gillan, obviously I ate it up with a spoon. :D

A Lady and a Gentleman In Black (6223 words) by Anonymous
Fandom: Good Wife (TV), White Collar
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warning: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Kalinda Sharma - Relationship, Kalinda Sharma/Diana Barrigan
Characters: Diane Lockhart, Kalinda Sharma, Peter Burke (White Collar), Diana Barrigan (White Collar)
Summary: Kalinda Sharma encounters an agent from the white collar division of the New York FBI office. Or two. Being stuck with a Fed on her turf does not turn out to be exactly what she expected, and it certainly isn't a normal day for Stern, Lockhart, and Gardner.

I HAVE WANTED THIS FIC FOR SO LONG, AND NOW IT IS HERE. REJOICE.
such_heights: amy and rory looking at a pile of post (m: elyan)
It is time for fic! I mean, don't get me wrong, I will totally be thrilled with plotty gen season codas and introspective character and relationship pieces and all the other things fandom does that make the show sound much smarter than it is! But let's be honest, here's a list of the things I really want:

some finale spoilers )

Also all the awesome things people brainstormed for this month's [livejournal.com profile] kinkelot. (Penetration kink: object penetration, fisting, double penetration, etc.)

Speaking of, did you all see [personal profile] zephre's awesome art, Courage, Strength and Magic? (Arthur/Merlin/Gwaine, explicit) So gorgeous!
such_heights: amy and rory looking at a pile of post (m: gwen beautiful smile)
+ A:TLA Lunar New Year exchange signups close at midnight GMT tonight! That is nine hours from now! So if you have been hovering indecisively now is a good time to make up your mind.

Also, people have made two (two!) podfics of my Merlin fic in the past week, and they are both very awesome.

+ Go-Between (Arthur/Merlin/Gwen) read by [livejournal.com profile] helva2260 is a lovely reading of my 3x10 episode coda, and omg she does the VOICES and they are so awesome. :D

+ Trust (lay down your burdens) (Arthur/Gwen) by [personal profile] sophinisba is this gorgeous, soft reading of the story that really captures the tone I was trying to go for. I wrote it for my [community profile] kink_bingo card, [personal profile] sophinisba recorded it for hers! I love it when that happens.

Do remember to leave some feedback for your podficcers if you enjoyed their work! ♥

recs!

Oct. 20th, 2010 03:03 pm
such_heights: amy and rory looking at a pile of post (scc: sarah)
VID: there's a war going on for your mind, sarah by [livejournal.com profile] beccatoria (T:TSCC, Sarah, Weaver)

Sarah Connor and Catherine Weaver engage in a rap battle.

FIC: The Curious Incident of the Harpies in Broad Daylight by [livejournal.com profile] kaydeefalls (Merlin, Lancelot, Gwaine)

or, the Abbreviated Adventures of Gwaine and Lancelot, Not-Quite-Knights For Hire (While We Wait For Arthur To Become King)

FIC: Tea and Sympathy by [livejournal.com profile] pocky_slash (Torchwood, Gwen, Ianto)

In which Ianto is petulant and congested and Gwen indulges him.
such_heights: amy and rory looking at a pile of post (m: gwen beautiful smile)
+ [livejournal.com profile] pocky_slash is hosting a Not My Fandom Fest - you go and write for fandoms you don't know based on what you've absorbed through fannish osmosis. Hilarity no doubt ensues.

+ Festivids sign-ups close tomorrow.

+ [personal profile] thingswithwings: Festivids: Still Awesome, which is yet another reason why you should sign up!

+ Yuletide sign-ups fandom nominations are open until Wednesday night.

+ [community profile] ladiesbigbang is hosting round 1.5 - still open to multimedia projects but with a shorter timetable and minimums.

+ Camelot Remix is live! Lots of Merlin fanworks to go and peruse - I've only had a chance to read a couple so far, but it all looks wonderful.

+ [personal profile] china_shop made Got The Time, a really delightful Eleventh Doctor vid that captures the steampunk glory of the new TARDIS and also Eleventy's whirligig physicality which I love beyond all reason.

+ [livejournal.com profile] kaydeefalls continues her series of Merlin character study vids set to Vienna Teng songs with Augustine, which is Merlin's one. It's lovely.

+ via [personal profile] littlebutfierce: Zuko's on a boat. :D

+ I have now watched through 2x16 of Fringe. I think my reaction can be best be summed as a;lsdkjas why do I have other things to do with my life?! I will post coherently on the subject when I'm caught up, particularly with regard to how you need Olivia Dunham in your life and also Astrid and Nina and hey, the guys are pretty great too.
such_heights: amy and rory looking at a pile of post (stock: adorable ladies)
+ [livejournal.com profile] skellerbvvt wrote the perfect accompaniment to last night's Merlin episode: Type/Safe (Merlin/Gwaine, background Merlin/Arthur, Merlin/Lancelot, NC-17)

Merlin didn’t like to think he was this predictable. He just happened to be very fond of muscular men who saved his life and were nice to him. It didn’t mean he was easy, it just meant that he had a type. Lots of people had types. It was perfectly reasonable to have a type.

I was very idly plotting out a similar fic of my own last night before I went to bed, then I woke up and someone else had already written it! I love it when that happens. Hot with a side of completely adorable.

+ I have this thing where I want there to be a vid to Handlebars in pretty much every fandom. Happily, other people agree with me sometimes!

Handlebars (Hail to the Chief) by [personal profile] chaila (The West Wing, Barlett)

My megalomaniac superhero > yours.

This is awesome - more so because the song has all this fannish resonance now, I think. It moves away from the realm of Time Lords and superheroes and looks more at the real world. Not to mention that [personal profile] chaila's editing is fantastic and makes the source look very visually dynamic, which I can imagine isn't easy.

+ There is an anonymous love meme going around over at [personal profile] meloukhia's place. People are dropping love all over the place, I spy a whole bunch of my rlist being fanned over there. And goodness, thank you very much to everyone who's saying terribly sweet things about me, you are the best.
such_heights: amy and rory looking at a pile of post (sga: jennifer)
+ [livejournal.com profile] zahrawithaz has some interesting analysis of Merlin 3x01. Lots of food for thought!

+ [profile] festivid nominations are open! \o/!

+ [community profile] ladiesbigbang is posting, with a multimedia extravaganza. Here are a few things I've particularly enjoyed:

+ Imagine the Ocean by [archiveofourown.org profile] damkianna (A:TLA, Katara, Sokka, Aang, Suki, Zuko, Iroh)

This is a wonderfully compelling AU where Aang didn't make it out of the iceberg and Katara is the Avatar instead. It's not complete, but the 50,000 words up there so far make for great reading, and I hope to see more of Katara & co's adventures soon!

+ Let It Grow by [personal profile] blueflamingo (SGA, Keller/Vega, Cadman/Brown)

This is an entirely charming S5 AU that fleshes out all four characters nicely and has a lovely, understated look at queer life on Atlantis, with a background pairing that made me clap my hands with glee.

+ 300 icons by [personal profile] hermitsoul, featuring 12 awesome women.

+ [personal profile] kuwdora has recs from [community profile] eid_ka_chand and [livejournal.com profile] daysofawesome.

tentacles!

Aug. 24th, 2010 08:43 pm
such_heights: amy and rory looking at a pile of post (m: merlin/arthur [drop])
+ So [personal profile] frigg wrote a fabulous tentacle porn manifesto.

I've heard a few people say they never understood the attraction of tentacles. Personally, what I like about them is their versatility and possible range of kinks, along with inherent and/or common tropes and kinks with them. They basically plays on a lot of kinks at once, and can enhance and go well with any other kinks!


+ Then [personal profile] xenakis made this gorgeous piece of tentacle!Arthur not!porn, which is really great.

+ And thus, I feel it is appropriate to issue a reminder at this time that [livejournal.com profile] kinkelot's tentacles challenge is running until the end of the month. Possibly that will give me enough time to finish up this story so I can submit something to my own comm for once!
such_heights: gwen (merlin) grinning, text reads 'glee!)' (m: gwen [glee])
Okay, so project watch all the vids and also project feedback all the vids are both kind of time-consuming and may have to wait until I return from my travels, but here are some recs! I can do that bit!

11 recs for premiering vids at VVC )

art rec

Jun. 12th, 2010 10:06 am
such_heights: gwen (merlin) grinning, text reads 'glee!)' (m: gwen [glee])
omg, look at the Gwen/Morgana art [personal profile] frigg drew for me! So pretty! ♥_♥
such_heights: martha, donna and rose (who: companions)
This is Tomorrow (the getaway driver remix)
Doctor Who, Donna, Christina, G
Donna works for an art thief with a name like a brand of tequila, but Christina has a flying bus and tolerates her occasional Mad Scientist moments, so it's not all bad.

I love the original story, and the remix is charming, funny, and very sweet.

Apple Princess (The Little Girls In Boxes Remix)
Firefly/Merlin, River, Morgana, G
River doesn't dream. She just sees too much.

Absolutely gorgeous - I love stories that get River's voice right, and there are some great lines about the many versions and lives of Morgana.

All Across the Sands (Bones of an Impressive Romance Mix)
Doctor Who, Rose/Martha, Teen
Time travelers are used to nonlinear love affairs.

A lovely, lovely complement to the original. There's definite timey-wimeyness here, but it doesn't try to be too clever, and it's effective in its simplicity.

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